You Have Been Watching… Part 1

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Just in case you’ve forgotten, Red Dwarf is set three millions years into the deepest of deep space, in a lonely, alienless Universe, well past the natural life span of the now distant human race. Despite this, and as early as series 1, we’ve always had our fill of guest stars, from artificial intelligences, to human created GELF monstrosities and haughty and / or insane holograms.  The apparently narrow scope for guest characters has never been a problem.

Series X is now over and done with and every single episode featured at least one guest character of some description. They’ve all combined to make for a unique series, with encounters of the like we’ve never before, as well as ones expanding on past stories. So join me now, if you will, as I trawl through every single guest character, get to know the actor a little better (search for them on IMDb), assess them (needlessly and overtly infuse the piece with my own opinions) and finally try to work out which ones, if any, we are likely to see again come a potential Red Dwarf XI.

Mark Dexter (Howard Rimmer, Trojan)

Mark’s acting roots are on stage, but more recently he’s been one of those TV actors that you’re sure you recognise from something. For me it was Doctor Who (he played ‘Dad’ in the brilliant Forest of the Dead / Silence in the Library two parter) but he’s also done time on various soaps, including The Bill, Casualty and Coronation Street (for which, hilariously, IMDb has every single episode categorised as ‘season 1’) and guest spots on a number of recent UK drama series. He also likes drinking and writing about beer.

It can’t have been an easy task to cast Rimmer’s brother. It’s a job that, in the past, has only been taken on by Chris Barrie himself (child actors in Polymorph, Timeslides and Dimension Jump aside) and it’s something that needs to be *really* nailed if you’re using someone else. It turns out Mark’s undoubted skills as a character actor did the job perfectly. From the overall look to little mannerisms and ticks, Howard was undeniably Arnold’s brother, with the only possibly iffy detail being the undoubted difference in age. This becomes less of an issue if you subscribe to the theory that Howard’s ship was transported through both space *and* time by the quantum rod (as I do) but it’s still an odd situation, especially since we all know Rimmer is supposed to be a little younger than his three brothers. Age quibbles aside, Howard was also responsible for two of the bigger laughs in Trojan, namely his expert delivery of the word “twat” and his dopey reaction to Lister’s ‘psycic reading’. He’ll certainly go down as one of the best guest characters this series but, as with so much in Red Dwarf X, we can’t help but feel his time on screen was all too brief and unable to fully make as much of a mark on the episode as he could.

Despite his unceremonious death at the end of the episode, Howard’s return is certainly not beyond the realms of possibility. We can only assume that the crew still have his light bee in their possession and as Lister has proved with his various DIY work on Kryten, anything is possible with a spanner and a bit of Scouse determination. If Doug ever sees fit to explore the relationship between Arnold and Howard a little further, then his resurrection would certainly not be a difficult leap of logic to swallow and, for a lot of fans, mean a very welcome return for Mark Dexter.

Susan Earl (Sim Crawford, Trojan)

Susan EarlSusan’s acting CV features a great many comedy performances, starting 11 years ago in The Mitchell and Webb Situation, through one off appearances in My Family and Coupling, to a full blown regular in Simon Nye’s bafflingly shit sit-com Hardware. More recently, and after an almost mandatory appearance on The Bill, Susan also featured in the Reggie Perrin re-make.

Arriving as she did with Mark Dexter’s Howard Rimmer, Susan’s Sim Crawford didn’t really get a great deal of time to make an impression in the episode. Introduced as a Simulant subservient to Howard, she didn’t have room to really show any personality until the all too hasty conclusion to the episode, where it’s revealed she’s more like the murderous Simulants we know and love than we initially thought. Once again, if we’re to believe that she, along with Howard, is from a time soon after Red Dwarf’s initial disappearance, Sim Crawford most likely consists the most subtle and satisfying tie to the show’s mythology this series had to offer, with her uprising echoing what we know of the murderous, human hating Simulants our crew regularly cross paths with.

Unless she’s since been disposed off, the lifeless husk of Sim Crawford is still on board Red Dwarf somewhere, and could easily make a return in the future if Doug Naylor takes a fancy to the idea. However, unlike Howard, there would seem to be little obviously point to resurrecting Crawford, so she’s likely to remain in whatever dusty cupboard she’s been unceremoniously stuffed in to.

Rebecca Blackstone (Pree, Fathers & Suns)

Rebecca BlackstoneRed Dwarf has the honour of being Rebecca’s first television role. As David Ross would testify, any ‘legit’ actor worth their salt have theater experience, and as you’d expect Rebecca’s time at RADA is littered with stage production credits, and since 2011 her theater work as formed the bulk of her professional acting experience, the most notable of which is the 2012 production of The Sunshine Boys, where she appeared alongside Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths. As Rebecca mentioned in her interview for our Fathers & Suns Instant Reaction DwarfCast, this stage experience helped a great deal when rattling off long and complicated lines, which as anyone who attended the recording would tell you, she did faultlessly.

The character of Pree was one of my favourite aspects of the new series. Superficial and unfavourable comparisons can be made to Charles Augins’ Queeg, but Pree was an entirely new beast. With the benefit of hindsight, you can see where she fits into Doug’s tweaked setting for the show, representing how the JMC and the Space Corps seems to have much greater power over the lives of the crew, through a number of automated systems that, in Holly’s absence, can no longer be mollified. You can easily see the need the crew feel to get a new AI to run things (there’s no way life on board Red Dwarf has been made any the easier with Holly’s absence) but as we see, Pree’s deadly and uncompromising logic ended up being far more destructive and dangerous than the automated on-board computer could ever be. The role itself is an incredibly difficult one to play, as Pree is not only there to reel off long, complicated lines at breakneck speed, but there is very little room to fit in the actor’s personality. However, Rebecca manages this very subtly in a few scenes (the odd flash of a smile, or just the hint that she’s actually secretly enjoying the disruption she’s causing), which elevates the character from a simple automaton to something more consistent with what we already know about AIs in the Red Dwarf universe: if you give them time, and they WILL go mad.

Is it likely we’ll ever see Pree make a return in the future? Well, not really. Naturally, many fans are keen to either see the return of Holly or a permanent character to replace his/her role in the series, but Pree is definitely not that replacement. Having said that, the possibility of Rebecca herself returning in some capacity should definitely not be discounted. While her previous appearance will likely limit her to playing disembodied heads, there’s nothing to say she couldn’t return as another JMC computer or, even, as a permanent replacement for Holly.  Basically, we just want an excuse to interview her again.

Kerry Shale (Medi-Bot/Denti-Bot/Taiwan Tony, Fathers & Suns)

Kerry ShaleKerry Shale has had a long career in comedy, starting out in his native Taiwan, he… no, hang on it. Sorry, no, apparently he’s Canadian! Blimey, you learn something new every day. Anyway, yes, his first TV credit is in an episode of Ronnie Corbett’s Sorry! (fun fact: Norman Lovett hates this show) and from that point he’s appeared in comedy shows such as The Comic Strip Presents…, Paul Merton: The Series, The All New Alexi Sayle Show, Joking Apart and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (‘starring’ alongside Mac McDonald). His now infamous vocal talents have graced such works as Labyrinth (connecting him to Danny John-Jules), Dr. Zitbag’s Transylvanian Pet Shop and a giant crop of computer games. Skipping forward some years (because I’m lazy) he’s probably most recently well known for his part in Doctor Who as Doctor Renfrew in Day of the Moon, where he puts in a disarmingly subtle performance.

Kerry has the honour of having the most guest parts this series, with a grand total of three. I’m loath to rake over old ground, but what I will say is that he certainly brings the broadest performances out of any of the actors this series. As a result, opinion on him is very much split, especially when we get into the thorny issue of Taiwan Tony and all the tediousness that debate brings. However, that’s not to say that the ideas behind these caricatures aren’t good or, at the very least, consistent with the direction Doug has taken the show. As with Pree, they represent the more prominent position given to the onboard computers and systems, and provide a good avenue for new interactions and plot lines…

… but the thing is, you can easily imagine something like a vending machine possessing a quirky and over the top personality, but when that logic is extended to vital services like the medical or dental machines then this is sort of characterisation stretches believability to an uncomfortable degree, and so what could’ve been an interesting avenue to explore, turns into an irritating sideshow, marred by a performance that – even in the context of a fairly broad series – is destructively over the top.

Having said all that, Kerry and his characters (TT aside) are some of the most likely to make an appearance in the future episodes. The Medi-Bot is clearly a vital part of the ships running and so it’s not inconceivable that it would make a return – in fact, he was originally supposed to appear in Trojan as well, but that scene was cut. In his capacity as a voice actor, Kerry also has multiple opportunities to return as a vending machine or any other type of ship-bound AI that Doug might decide to include. Hell, he could even conceivably be cast as a replacement for Holly… Haha, no, that’s a funny joke of mine.

James Baxter (Jesus, Lemons)

James BaxterJames Baxter is merely a wee bairn of the TV industry next to most of his co-stars, but he’s been fairly busy since 2008, with by far his most notable role being that of Jake Doland in Emmerdale (the soap that even soap fans could take or leave) and Doctors (although unfortunately not in Andrew Ellard’s episode). His role before Red Dwarf was in a show called Love Life where, excitingly, he was credited as ‘Paul’ in episode 2 but then ‘PC Paul’ in episode 3, showing signs of some rapid character development. Rumours of him appearing the second series playing ‘Sergeant Paul’ are currently unfounded.

Lemons is the first off-ship adventure of series X and as a result the potential for NEW and EXCITING guest characters is rife. So, why *not* kick things off with an appearance by our one, true Holy Lamb, Sir Jesus Christ? Well, as we find out, James Baxter is not actually playing *that* Jesus, he’s playing Fake Jesus, and I think this helps and hinders the episode in equal measure. It certainly removes a lot of the episode’s bite in certain ways (the fact that crew didn’t actually operate on Jesus of Nazareth’s cock will always be a constant disappointment to me) but it does also mean that James’ slightly wonky portrayal can be forgiven to some extent. His finest moments come when the writing is at its best, especially his wonder at discovering bags, but most of his performance wasn’t really doing it for me. That said, John Hoare of this Parish loves his performance, and GNP and UKTV like him so much they stuck him on the spine for the alternate DVD cover, so in the main James is likely to be full of cheeky Fake Geordie pride with his contribution to Red Dwarf X.

As for the prospects of Fake Geordie, or even Fake Jesus, making a return next series… well, to be honest, insisting on even considering this for every character is already proving to be a little problematic especially since, in general, Red Dwarf doesn’t do returning guest characters and most of them don’t even have solid story reasons for their return anyway. Fake Geordie Jesus is firmly in this camp, and I predict we will not see hide nor hair of his strange, wide mouth in Red Dwarf ever again.

Indira Joshi (Erin, Lemons)

Indira_JoshiAside from playing Madhuri in the eternally disappointing Kumar’s at No. 42, which surely everyone knows at this point, Indira has had a long career mainly involving TV roles, that spans back to 1979, including the amazingly named Londynczycy and the unambiguously titled The Indian Doctor. Amusingly she also shares credits with Kerry Shale on both Doctors and Superman IV: A Quest For Peace which, as previously mentioned, also featured Mac McDonald. How Kevin Bacon factors into this is currently unknown to me and, what’s more, I DON’T CARE.

Indira Joshi’s Erin holds the dubious honour of being a woman in Series X who wasn’t either evil, stupid, dead, evil then dead or stupid then dead. Whether this is an issue or not is another debate entirely, but the upshot is that Erin is a very well used and likable character, despite only appearing for a grand total of five or so minutes. Her interactions with the crew while selling them some lemons bring out some of the funniest moments of the episode (“Yeah, have you got any lemons?” / “No, we’re looking for lemons in general!” / “Well, they dropped things, sir” to name but them all).  She’s also very strong in her Ten Commandments conversation with Fake Jesus, mainly because she was actually acting, rather than gnawing at every piece of available scenery.

Sadly, as with Tiny, Fake, Not Geordie Jesus, there’s not much precedent for characters or actors like this to making a return in the past, but she will forever live on in our hearts as mind as that quite good character, from a quite good series, who was quite good in those two scenes she was in.

Nicholas Richards (Uncle Aaron, Lemons)

Nick-RichardsNicholas has the honorable distinction of having fewer IMDb credits than I do. However, the crucial point here is he was in a Red Dwarf episode, and I wasn’t, so I’ll shut up now. Aside from that, his only credit listed is as Paolo in Power of Three, which is some film, I guess. I’m sure it’s brilliant.

Presumably Aaron hails from the same Fake Georgie tongued place as Not Jesus, as his Fake Geordie voice is obvious throughout his scene. His part is small, and it concludes with a bit of a rubbish speech to a Roman Centurion, followed by being thrown to the ground, followed by a shit punchline. This throw was filmed quite a few times during the recording, presumably until the funniest throw was found, and Uncle Aaron could finally return to his native Fake Newcastle.

Tom Pepper (Man Who May Be Jesus & Judas, Lemons)

tom-pepperAt the time of writing, poor little Tommy Pepper doesn’t have an IMDb entry. With my sole source of useful information taken away from me, I started to panic. What should I do? Could Tom Pepper actually be Jesus, and has thus magiced himself off the Internet to cover his real identity? Did he really ever exist? Could I possibly just Google him instead? Ah, here we are.

There’s little to say about his role, other than he did a brilliant job of looking like the classic Western vision of Jesus, and he managed to sneak in an appearance in the Last Supper scene, before he was revealed to the audience at the end of the episode. His portrayal at the end may look like he’s a *little* too pleased with himself, but other than that: FINE. He looks like Jesus and handled the split screen well. He was fine. What do you want from me?

And Also…

Now to messily mop up the rest of the bit parts from the first half of the series. With this grab bag of voice over roles and minor on camera appearances.

Lucy Newman-Williams (All Droid Jayne/Phone Voice, Trojan)
Brian Bounds (All Droid Bob/Phone Voice, Trojan)
Laurence Bouvard (Phone Voice, Trojan)
Rupert Degas (Phone Voice, Trojan)
Hormuzd Todiwala (Waiter, Lemons)

Lucy and Brian get dual roles as the All Droid presenters, as well as playing phone voices of androids inexplicably stopping Lister from giving them money. The All Droid Shopping Channel is probably the strongest aspect of that mainly misguided sub-plot, with their performances being the main reason. It’s no easy thing to make deliberately cheesy and annoying presenting likable and funny, but this ended up being a nice little scene, with both actors doing very well. Laurence and Rupert also joined the roster of phone voices, about which I have no other useful points to make, other than the fact that I still wish Chris Barrie’s voice was still used in the final episode. I have similar feelings about the voice he did to fill in for Kerry Shale in Fathers & Suns, too.

The final actor on our list is Hormuzd Todiwala, who played the waiter in the food court that makes up the bulk of the Indian bazaar set. While nothing of any interest or note can be said about the few lines he got to speak, it’s worth pointing out the large group of extras that accompanied him and Indira to make up the general hustle and bustle of the market. From a production stand point the effort made with costumes was impressive, and it was genuinely exciting to see so many people on set during the recording. So to Hormuzd and the legion of extras, you all did a great job of making that set come to life, and I dearly hope you managed to steal some spices and cushions from the set.

That’s yer lot for part 1, then, but be sure to join in me in the summer of 2017 when I finally get round to writing up part 2, quite obviously covering guest stars from Entangled, Dear Dave and The Beginning. In the meantime, go fuck yourselves.

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53 Responses to You Have Been Watching… Part 1

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  1. My dad laughed at Taiwan Tony very heartily.

    His tickets for Jim Davidson’s new tour arrived today.

  2. There’s no reason Pree couldn’t be brought back… This is Red Dwarf after all, the “death” of a computer is a simple matter to fix/explain/completely ignore.

  3. Cheers Cappsy. That was alright. I have learnt new things, and may watch the Mitchell and Webb Situation DVD that’s been festering on my shelf for the past few months tomorrow, watching out for Susan Earl.

  4. G&T Admin

    Cheers Cappsy. That was alright.

    Oh, si, you’re making me blush!

  5. Guests from series X whom I want to see again in XI:

    1. Phillip Labey
    2. Mark Dexter
    3. Rebecca Blackstone
    4. Joanna Gale
    5. Simon Treves

  6. I was wondering where I knew Susan Earl from. Hardware! Christ that was crap.

  7. Rebecca Blackstone also did a vending machine voiceover, am I right? Oddly, it’s before Pree even appears, and it’s not like she’s using a different accent or anything, so it jars, if only a little… Speaking of jars, I’d like to have a few with her (Pree, the character, not Rebecca Blackstone, a real life woman, that would be preposterous! :p).

    I second bringing Rebecca back, without any shadow of a doubt. Everyone be extra nice to her at DJ so she wants to return! She can play the woman on whom the JMC based Pree’s design. Or, simply make her Holly’s new face! Kryten announces he’s managed to reboot Holly, ‘there’s just one very minor issue I’m hoping to resolve…’ and ‘Pree’s face appears with an American-accented ‘alright, dudes?’ ‘No way, Krytes, no way. That slag tried to kill us. She’s a total nutter!’ ‘Sir, this is Holly! Unfortunately, I’ve had to give her the only face left on the ship’s backup disks.’ etc.

    Just in case you needed reminding why she just has to come back in some, any, every form – http://youtu.be/3yBkHPrSFHc

  8. Mark needs to make another appearance in the very worst way – preferably as Howard, but I DON’T REALLY CARE. I just like watching his and Chris’s interaction. He can slap on a mustache and play John for all I mind. :-D

  9. Where did you find that beautiful picture of James Baxter?

  10. G&T Admin

    There’s no reason Pree couldn’t be brought back… This is Red Dwarf after all, the “death” of a computer is a simple matter to fix/explain/completely ignore.

    I think it would be difficult for the actual character to make a return because they’ve already got everything they could out of her. I’m definitely on board with Rebecca herself coming back, though.

  11. G&T Admin

    Mark needs to make another appearance in the very worst way – preferably as Howard, but I DON’T REALLY CARE. I just like watching his and Chris’s interaction. He can slap on a mustache and play John for all I mind. :-D

    So, basically, we all want characters we fancy to return. We are so mature.

  12. The corpse of Irene E. will have limited appeal methinks.

  13. I’m definitely on board with the Rebecca herself coming

    !

  14. Surely, I must protest! The words for ‘Hardware’ were good. It was the performances that let it down… (Who thought to put 2 supporting actors in lead roles, alongside a wankily kitsch soap actor and a nobody?!)
    In my O, Susan Earl was good in it – as was the sexlicious Ella Kenion (had to look her name up though, obviously).
    And now – to read the rest of the article.
    By the way, JC, I liked the ‘three millions years’ bit. Not sure if it was a typo or a joke but I laughed like you meant it.

  15. Additional. Ella Kenion is also linked to Red Dwarf via another person… any guesses? (without Googling).

  16. G&T Admin

    By the way, JC, I liked the ‘three millions years’ bit. Not sure if it was a typo or a joke but I laughed like you meant it.

    Hah, I got away with that one then, because it was a typo. I’ll leave it in, though.

  17. That was a good bit of articling. Liked it.
    But I don’t want to think about Kerry Shale coming back. Not in any manifestation. Nor Hoguey the Roguey.

  18. >Surely, I must protest! The words for ‘Hardware’ were good. It was the performances that let it down…(Who thought to put 2 supporting actors in lead roles

    You mean Martin Freeman the, uh, lead in The Hobbit and Peter Serafinowicz from, um, The Peter Serafinowicz Show. Someone with an inkling of foresight?

    >alongside a wankily kitsch soap actor
    …who has also been in Red Dwarf. Just saying.

    I love Simon Nye’s work for Men Behaving Badly but this was weak. Don’t think you can blame the cast or the casting.

    And don’t call me Shirley.

  19. Nice read. :) I’d also like to see the return of Howard as there’s so much more that could have been done with his character. I wouldn’t mind seeing Sim Crawford again either.

  20. Mark needs to make another appearance in the very worst way – preferably as Howard, but I DON’T REALLY CARE. I just like watching his and Chris’s interaction. He can slap on a mustache and play John for all I mind. :-D

    So, basically, we all want characters we fancy to return. We are so mature.

    Well, actors we fancy, perhaps. He’s not a bad-looking guy, but I really am more interested in how he nailed (!!!) the role (the ROLE! Gutterbrain). Also, what other monosyllabic insult can he stretch into long syllables next? ;-)

  21. Haha – yeah. Cos he’s great in the Hobbit and Hitchhikers… And the Peter Serafinowicz show was really good…
    Sorry Pete Part Three, I still think they’re shit performances. And I still think the script’s alright (though I don’t think it’s great, you understand. I’m not mental.)… with some understated non-jokey jokes, like some of his best stuff from MBB and How Do You Want Me?
    That’s a fun fact about Reg Holdsworth…. Who was he in Red Dwarf? I’m guessing he wasn’t in series 1-6? Was he wankily kitsch in his Red Dwarf cameo too? (I don’t have a vendetta or anything: I just think he’s crap.)

    Looks like I picked the wrong day to quit sniffing glue.

  22. Nah, I don’t fancy any of the 5 I mentioned. The performances were just so damn good.

  23. That’s a fun fact about Reg Holdsworth…. Who was he in Red Dwarf? I’m guessing he wasn’t in series 1-6? Was he wankily kitsch in his Red Dwarf cameo too?

    His appearance in Stoke wasn’t exactly underacted. Amusing that despite writing him and Ace Rimmer some terrible puns in a James Bond spoof that Doug thought it was the crocodile that made the scene cheesy!

    Susan Earl is a good actor I think but was completely miscast in this.

    Kerry Shale must have been poorly directed.

    Rebecca Blackstone and Indira Joshi were certainly the strongest of the guest cast members imo.

  24. You really are good at these ‘general interest’ style articles Johnathon.
    Looking forward to your review of Irene and the Beggs in part 2. One thing that struck me about Irene, she looked a little similar to the young Uni girl who tries to help young Rimmer only to have it thrown back in her face. I realise it wasnt Dougs actual intent but a pet theory for why she comes on so strong could be that she IS that girl, she is helping because she had a crush even then and she does not mention the earlier incident. Rimmer is so smugly self absorbed and so confused it is not a given he would recognise the same girl three million years later. As I said it is a pet theory only, entirely fanon and I accept it was no way intended that way

  25. Yeah, they should have bunged that in Entangled too. There wasn’t nearly enough going on it that episode.

  26. > the thing is, you can easily imagine something like a vending machine possessing a quirky and over the top personality, but when that logic is extended to vital services like the medical or dental machines then this is sort of characterisation stretches believability to an uncomfortable degree

    > consistent with what we already know about AIs in the Red Dwarf universe: if you give them time, and they WILL go mad.

  27. Mark needs to make another appearance in the very worst way – preferably as Howard, but I DON’T REALLY CARE. I just like watching his and Chris’s interaction. He can slap on a mustache and play John for all I mind. :-D

    So, basically, we all want characters we fancy to return. We are so mature.

  28. > Additional. Ella Kenion is also linked to Red Dwarf via another person… any guesses? (without Googling).

    No takers on this? The answer is David Ross. David. Ross.

    David Ross was in Kryten (to start with) and The Green Green Grass. Susan Earl was in Trojan and Hardware. Meanwhile, Ella Kenion was in both Hardware and The Green Green Grass. Lucky lady!

    It would be nice to see Ella Kenion in series XI. She could play a woman in a call centre or something. Perhaps someone in a Post Office queue.

  29. So. Now that a certain twat has pissed off, perhaps there will be time to complete Part 2 of this?

  30. G&T Admin

    Yep, this is something I need to get done soon.

    Right after learn Portuguese, etc etc…

  31. Finished Lego City Undercover recently and was in love with every bit of perfect voice acting. Some of the voice actors sounded familiar but I couldn’t put my finger on it…until the end game credits rolled and I saw Adam Buxton, Peter Serafinowicz (I’m not checking how to spell that) and…Kerry Shale!

    I have no idea who he played, but whoever it was, it was brilliant, because every voice in that game was brilliant. So, good work Kerry Shale. I will now look forward to seeing you in XI, when the medibot treats Bird Man.

  32. Just as the medi bot is about to diagnose Bird Man, Kill Crazy pokes his head round the door and screams ‘let’s go kill something!!!!’

    Applause.

    Bird Man mugs to camera.

    ‘To be continued’.

    Credits.

  33. Alright Mabel
    About this: “So. Now that a certain twat has pissed off, perhaps there will be time to complete Part 2 of this?”
    Do you mean me?

  34. No. Unless you’re another Nancy Hemming alias.

  35. I’m not. But looking back, past comments of mine have been a bit twatty. So I was worried. I am glad I haven’t pissed you off. Hopefully, I haven’t pissed anyone off.
    I came back to ask how Ian’s stand up was going, and I saw this – and I felt a bit sad.
    Hope you and everyone are okay.
    Is Ian’s stand up going well?

  36. Now I see why you thought that – my post was right after your last one. I just read through the thread again and I don’t think your comments are twatty at all. And even if they were, we’re all twats sometimes. No worries. :)

    I’m curious about the stand-up as well. I was hoping he’d do a routine at DJ, until I saw how much other work he had to do.

  37. Thanks. That’s very kind of you, you’ve put me at ease. Thank you :)

    Hopefully Ian will be doing more stand up, and getting bigger gigs. His Twitter feed is always funny. It would be interesting to hear about.

  38. Stop going on about Ian. Don’t feed the cunt’s ego, for God’s sake.

  39. G&T Admin

    It’s true, I am brilliant.

  40. > Hopefully Ian will be doing more stand up, and getting bigger gigs. His Twitter feed is always funny. It would be interesting to hear about.

    Maybe if we’re all good, we’ll get a report?

  41. When is part two?

  42. Finish part two or you’ll lose my vote in the coming election.

  43. Well that’s cleared THAT up.

    Looking forward to it.

  44. is it 2017 yet?

  45. Inside a year!

    edit – just realised it’s been nearly two years.

  46. Anything else coming, Mr. Capps?

  47. Happy two years since part one anniversary. :-)

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